Advanced Resort Diver
ITDA that the title of "Advanced Scuba Diver"
should really denote a diver with a real advanced knowledge of
diving theory, diving skills, and experience levels.
Whereas many Sports Diving Agencies allow the title of "Advanced
Diver" directly from certification as an Open
Water Diver and with as little as under a total of 10
dives experience, how can this possibly make anyone an "Advanced
Diver"? ITDA require by standard a minimum of 10
Open water dives experience before taking the NEW Advanced
Resort Diver program...
Why create the Advanced Resort Level?
This level was created to simply offer more diving
knowledge, skills and experience to promote safer scuba diving,
and most importantly to INTRODUCE divers with
less diving experience the opportunity to learn more about "SPECIALIST
DIVING" and to gain an interest in diving beyond just
another recreational activity... We consider a
diver with less tha 10 Open Water dives to be a novice. (All
ITDA Entry Level Scuba Courses recommend at least a minimum of
10 Open Water Dives experience before diving "Unsupervised".)
Can a Resort Diver be certified as Adavnced Resort
Yes, absolutely but they
MUST meet our International standards for
experience before being "CERTIFIED", this maens
that if you have just complete your "Resort Scuba Diver"
program, and have have 6 Open water dives, you may take the
Advanced Resort Scuba program, with the 5 Training dives, plus
the recommended addition experince dive, you will have around 11
or 12 Dives experience, plus you will have learned about our
"INTRODUCTION" to specialist diving activities, like wreck
diving, or night diving, or diving with exotic marine life, etc.
Plus you will have learned to develop your buoyancy skills, you
will studied about advanced dive planning, dive safety module,
plus maybe Nitrox and Air Diving to 30m/100ft. Plus much more!
Why take the ITDA Advanced Resort Program
Simply because if you have the time and a little money,
taking this level of program will broaden your knowledge and
basic diving skills to a level where you are really ready and
prepared to dive without supervision. Planning your own dives
and managing your own diving safely, and being able to have the
confidence to take care of (Responsibility for) your diving
What is included in the ITDA Advanced Resort
Training Modules include:
Advanced Dive Planning - Dive Safety
Basic Rescue and Recovery
Navigation - Buoyancy Management and Diving to
30m/100ft. (Deep Air)
Choice of the following elective dives as "Introduction
to Specialist Diving Activities"...
NOTE: Level 1.
1-2-4 Dives for the Introduction level. With basic theory and
skills in the Specialist Level. This can be acheived from
Resort Diver Level... As a part of the Advanced Resort Scuba
Program. Offering entry level divers an "introduction" to
specialist training and also offering our professionals
additional certification program options from enrty levels
Advanced Buoyancy Workshop
Deep Diving (Deco Diver) / Safe Decompression
Ntech Nitrox or Advanced Nitrox
Search & Recovery
Sports SCR or CCR Rebreather Diver
ECO Reef Diver / Environmental Diver
Side Mount Diver
Photography / UW Video
IHMP Oxygen First-Aid or AED First-Aid
Standards Requirements for Certification
The Advanced Resort Diver program requires a minimum of 6
Dives experience minimum for entry, and 5
to 6 dives to be included in the programs for certification:
3 Dives MUST be included as "Specailist
Dives", Buoyancy, Navigation and Deep Diver, plus
two or three dives from the choices above as elective dives.
Discuss with your instructor their recommendations....
At the successful completion of your training and at your
request, you may be awarded / receive up to three (3) specialist
diver ratings / certifications at our introduction level 1, You
will need to pay just a small fee for each specialist
certification (from €10 to €15 euros) that you want to add as
extra cards, to your advanced diver level. This is an optional
choice... ASK YOUR Instructor?